Submissions are officially open for The Nightmare Before Christmas! We’ve already got a great response from some eager short story writers who were so excited to share what they wrote they totally ignored the starting time. It’s alright, we still love you even if you can’t follow directions. Writers are, after all, known for thinking outside the box.
So what do you have to say for yourself?
Participating is easy. This is what you do:
- Write a short story. 1000 words or less. If you just participated in NaNoWriMo, this will be a piece of cake. Hell, maybe you participated in NaNo and you’re horrified because all you came up with was 1000 words.
- The theme is horror. Most of the stories have had a holiday sub theme. You can be festive and do this, but if your scariness knows no season, that’s fine too.
- When it’s all prettied up, send it on over to undeadduo (at) hotmail (dot) com. Subject line: Nightmare Before Christmas. Please include your social media contact information (blog, twitter, facebook, whatever your platform of choice happens to be) so your new fans know where to find more words of wisdom from you.
We will be sharing short stories between Dec 1 and 25. This is not a contest, there are no prizes. Just the warm, mushy feeling of giving and sharing in the season. We do reserve the right to fix typos.
Julie and I can not wait to see what all your sick twisted minds come up with.